Over the course of 45 years, Choreographers’ Evening has offered an exciting range of Minnesota dance reflective of the guest curator’s lens and of the cohort of choreographers they bring together. Showcasing emerging and established dancemakers forging new ideas, this cherished event has become an honored rite of passage in Minnesota dance circles. Grab your friends and get the inside scoop on our thriving local scene through this smart sampler of works ranging from humorous to political, abstract to literal, solos to group work, with choreography rooted in experimental, contemporary, hip hop, and improvisational performance.

Choreographers’ Evening 2017 features: Gabriel Anderson, Charles Campbell with Ted Moore, DaNCEBUMS, KUDETA, Pedro Pablo Lander, Billy Mullaney, Alys Ayumi Ogura, Jordan Rosenow, Erin Search-Wells, and Vie Boheme & Maleek Washington. Curator Megan Mayer is a widely respected local choreographer, photographer, and video artist.

Walker Art Center | 725 Vineland Pl, Minneapolis, MN

"Mini-Nutcracker" is a delightful abbreviated version of Twin Cities Ballet’s classic A Minnesota Nutcracker, designed to introduce children to the magic of this family holiday classic.

This beloved holiday tradition, with soaring music by Tchaikovsky, promises to hold the attention of even the youngest theatergoer!
Suitable for all ages, this version is less than an hour and performed by cast members from Twin Cities Ballet’s full-length production.

The show is almost sold out! Buy your tickets today to enjoy this perfect holiday mini-treat for the whole family!

Event Information:
WHEN: November 28, 2017
TIME: 11:00 am

Purchase tickets online or by calling 952-985-4640.

Lakeville Area Arts Center | 20965 Holyoke Ave, Lakeville, MN 55044
Rick Vogt- info@twincitiesballet.org, (952) 452-3163

Clara’s Dream” reimagines the holiday favorite in a ballet that still hews to the tradition." —Star Tribune, 2015. The most delightful holiday event of the year returns for a fourth holiday season at The O’Shaughnessy.

Zoé Emilie Henrot’s Clara’s Dream from The Nutcracker is fun for all ages; the 90-minute length is a perfect way to introduce young children to the power and beauty of classical dance with Tchiakovsky’s enthralling and familiar score.

December 1, 2017 at 7:30pm
December 2, 2017 at 1:00pm and 7:30pm
December 3, 2017 at 2:00pm
Please join us for a talk back with the company immediately following the Saturday and Sunday matinees: meet Clara, the Soldier General and the Sugar Plum Fairy!

Tickets: $20-$35, fees not included. Discounts for students, seniors, military, groups and St. Kate’s alumni.

The O’Shaughnessy | 2004 Randolph Ave, St Paul, MN 55105
Andrea Lane- alane@spballet.org, (651) 690-1588

Dance students from all over the metro come together with the professional company to celebrate the holidays in this full-length ballet of the famous poem. Specially created for children of all ages (and the young at heart), this ballet is filled with laughter, beautiful sets and costumes, and festive holiday music. You will be thrilled by the dancing sugarplums along with Santa and his tiny reindeer, brought to life through the magic of dance. Bring your entire family to enjoy this unforgettable production!

For tickets and more information please visit http://www.borealisdance.org.

Northeast Middle School | 2955 Hayes St. NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418

Laura Holway’s 12,828 Days in This Body pairs screenprints with a movement duet in an examination of the body as an archive, the imprints of nature and nurture, and the shifts of memory. Performed with Erika Hansen, the piece is being presented by the Minnesota Center for Book Arts as part of the MCBA/Jerome Book Arts Mentorship exhibit.

The exhibit also includes works by Julie Reneé Benda, Daniel Holland, Bethany Lacktorin, Emmett Ramstad, and Sagirah Shahid.

Performances are free, and last approximately fifteen minutes. No reservation needed.

Performances will take place at the following times:

Saturday, December 2 at 5:30pm
Friday, December 15 at 12:30pm
Saturday, December 16 at 2:00pm
Saturday, January 13 at 2:00pm
Saturday, February 10, time TBD

Minnesota Center for Book Arts | 1011 Washington Ave S, Minneapolis, MN
Laura Holway- SmallArtMN@gmail.com, (612) 817-1840

December 3, 2017, 2:00 - 5:00 pm

MotionArt invites you to have fun shopping while supporting our mission of educating and inspiring in the art of dance and the joy of movement!

Browse and shop a dazzling array of beautiful, whimsical, relaxation-inducing, even practical, hand crafted items and delectable edibles for sale by local artisans. You'll find pottery, art, jewelry, neck warmers, mittens, t-shirts, cards, candles, host gifts, baked goods, and so much more.

Enjoy an afternoon with friends while sipping a warm beverage and listening to music as you shop! A percentage of the makers/bakers proceeds will go toward funding our upcoming show in April, 2017.

We look forward to seeing you!

For more information, call (762)221-6675 or (612)990-6019; or visit MotionArt online at https://www.motionartmn.org.

Lake Harriet Spiritual Community | 4401 Upton Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55410
Diane Moncrieff- diwebbmo@gmail.com, (763) 221-6675

Threads Dance Project is collaborating with the Ordway and Soultouch Productions through the Taking Our Place Centerstage initiative to illuminate the interconnectedness of dance and racial identity through personal narrative and collective experience.


The American History of Race
Monday, December 4, 6:30-8pm
Threads Dance Project will perform excerpts from The Secrets of Slave Songs. Attendees are invited to participate in a discussion with dancers and Artistic Director Karen L. Charles.

Open Master Class with Donald Byrd
Thursday, December 7, 9:00-11:00am
Intermediate, advanced, professional level dancers, ages fifteen and older.
Advance registration required: 651.282.3115

Rap on the Intersection of Dance and Race
Thursday, December 7, 6:30-8:00pm
Join us for a community conversation exploring the intersection of dance and racial/ethnic identity. Moderated by Karen L. Charles, the panel includes Spectrum Dance Theater’s Donald Byrd and Nia-Amina Minor, and local artists Michel Kouakou, Karla Nweje, Marciano Silva dos Santos, and Rosy Simas.

Lundstrum Performing Arts | 1617 N 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55411
Michala Martinez- mgr@threadsdance.org, (414) 534-2305

FREE and open to the public
Approximate run time: 6:30-8:00 PM

Experience Threads Dance Project’s SAGE Award nominated work The Secrets of Slave Songs, an examination of slavery, its abolition and consequences in the United States.

Threads dancers will perform excerpts from the show followed by the opportunity to participate in a discussion including a Q&A with Threads dancers and Artistic Director Karen L. Charles.

Lundstrum Performing Arts | 1617 North Second Street, Minneapolis, MN 55411
Jeff Miller- jmiller@ordway.org

FREE and open to the public

Join us for a community conversation exploring the intersection of dance and racial/ethnic identity. The panel will include Donald Byrd (Spectrum Dance Theater) and Nia-Amina Minor (Spectrum Dance Theater); as well as local artists Michel Kouakou (Daara Dance Company), Karla Nweje (choreographer/arts educator), Marciano Silva dos Santos (Contempo Physical Dance), and Rosy Simas (Rosy Simas Danse).

Moderated by Karen L. Charles (Threads Dance Project, Artistic Director), each of the panelists will be sharing their unique perspective on how racial/ethnic identity has impacted their experience as an artist of color.

Lundstrum Performing Arts | 1617 North Second Street, Minneapolis, MN 55411
Jeff Miller- jmiller@ordway.org

Tickets for the beloved holiday classic with a Minnesota twist are on sale now, and selling fast – buy yours now so you don't miss this iconic holiday show!

Twin Cities Ballet’s original A Minnesota Nutcracker is a cherished holiday treasure and one of the most-attended holiday dance events in the Twin Cities! While retaining all the magic and familiar traditions loved by so many, A Minnesota Nutcracker adds local flare with Minnesota settings and custom-designed Minnesota-centric backdrops.

A Minnesota Nutcracker promises delightful entertainment for the whole family, from ballet novices to loyal patrons alike!

Tickets $20 – $38
Tickets can be purchased in person at the Ames Center Box Office or via Ticketmaster at 800-982-2787 or http://www.ticketmaster.com.

Friday, December 8, 7:00pm
Saturday, December 9, 2:00pm
Saturday, December 9, 7:00pm
Sunday, December 10, 1:00pm
Sunday, December 10, 4:30pm

Ames Center | 2600 Nicollet Ave, Burnsville, MN 55337

Do you love Charlie Brown Christmas? Does the music always get your foot tapping? Join us for CHILL, a dance show featuring original choreography to tunes from the soundtrack played live by local band GST!

When: Saturdays, December 9 AND 16 from 2:00-3:30pm
Where: Amsterdam Bar & Hall in St. Paul
More information and tickets: https://erinnliebhard.wordpress.com/cbproject/

As the weather chills, we chill into groove-driven music and movement. This dance show of works by Erinn Liebhard offers remounts of lively original choreography and new movement creations featuring quartet GST’s live renditions of Vince Guaraldi’s playful and nostalgic Charlie Brown Christmas jazz soundtrack. Bring your family and come enjoy a pint and a snack while you experience this unique live holiday music and dance show at funky venue the Amsterdam Bar & Hall in St. Paul. Lunch and bar service starts at 11am and seating for the show is first come, first served, so come early!

Amsterdam Bar & Hall | 6 West 6th St, St. Paul, MN 55102
Erinn Liebhard- ekliebs@gmail.com

Join The Cowles Center and James Sewell Ballet as we ring in the holidays with Myron Johnson’s irreverent and inventive classic Nutcracker (not so) Suite.

Set in 1960s New York City, young Marie and her socialite mother, Mama Flo, throw the swankiest soiree in town. With appearances by Barbie, Ken, and a host of colorful characters, Nutcracker (not so) Suite is this season’s spiciest take on The Land of Sweets.

Starring Bradley Greenwald as Mama Flo!

Feeling adventurous? For a slightly racier version of the show, attend one of our Naughty Nutcracker performances on December 22, December 28, and December 30!

The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts | 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Ann Erickson- aerickson@thecowlescenter.org, (612) 206-3630

Rasta Thomas (Bad Boys of Dance) has just been selected to be the Cavalier, partnered with Dusty Button dancing the role of Sugar Plum Fairy, in Ballet Minnesota's 30th anniversary performances of The Classic Nutcracker.

These two headline-making dancers raise the ante on a holiday classic with their incredible talent and raw energy. Thomas studied martial arts before training in ballet at the Kirov Academy. Critics have called him "a force of nature," and described his dance style as a mix of Mikhail Baryshnikov, Bruce Lee, and Michael Jackson.

Performances take place at the O'Shaughnessy Theater on the campus of St. Catherine University, December 15-17, 2017.
Ticket prices range from $21 to $46 with discounts for seniors, students, active military and groups.
To purchase tickets, visit http://oshag.stkate.edu/events/category/series/the-classic-nutcracker-2017/, or call The O’Shaughnessy box office at 651-690-6700.

The O'Shaughnessy | 2004 Randolph Ave, St. Paul, MN 55105
Susan Ritt- susan@cwcommunications.info, (651) 335-1834


We invite you to St. Paul Ballet’s “Parent and Me” dance class, for our young dancers ages two and a half through four and their parents!
Saturdays: 8:45-9:30 am.

Session 2: January 13, 20, 27; February 3, 10

655 Fairview Ave N, St Paul
Andrea Lane- alane@spballet.org, (651) 690-1588

Please join us for our second session of fall workshops with Thern Anderson and Tina Anderson Wallum.

Session 2: October 17 - December 4. No classes November 20-26.

Cost: $85.00 per six-week workshop, per session. Preregistration is required for the full six-week session, online or in-person at TU Dance Center. $15.00 individual class drop-in rate, cash or check at TU Dance Center.

Midday Adult Beginning Modern with Thern Anderson
Mondays, 12:00-1:30pm

Adult Beginning Ballet with Tina Anderson Wallum
Tuesdays, 12:00-1:30pm

Evening Adult Beginning Modern with Thern Anderson
Wednesdays, 7:00pm-8:30pm

TU Dance Center | 2121 University Ave W, St. Paul, MN 55114
Laurel Keen- education@tudance.org, (612) 440-9028

Ballet Royale Minnesota presents "Le Petit Nut"!

Come experience the magic and joy of the season, and join Ballet Royale for our annual in-studio workshop and performance "Le Petit Nut"!

Ballet Royale will be offering a class for dancers ages four through nine years old to learn a miniature Nutcracker dance.
"Le Petit Nut" includes the two-hour creative choreography class as well as the performance, and audiences will also receive a sneak peak of A Minnesota Nutcracker, performed by Twin Cities Ballet dancers.

Space is limited, so sign up soon! Registration forms are available at the Ballet Royale Minnesota studio.

WHEN: November 25
TIME: 10:00am - 12:00pm. Performance at 12:00pm.
COST: $25 per dancer
WHERE: Ballet Royale Minnesota studio

Ballet Royale Minnesota | 16368 Kenrick Avenue, Lakeville, MN 55044

with Cari Riis Stemmler and Ginny Massie

Friday, December 1, 2017 to Sunday, December 3, 2017
Friday: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday: 11:30 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Reformer 2 includes intermediate exercises and modifications designed for group and individual instruction. Teaching successful classes to clients at different levels of ability is emphasized, along with variations on sequences and progressing your class from the beginning to intermediate level.

Reformer 1 and Movement Principles

Class: $499.00
Materials Fee: $80.00

Paragon Pilates & PT | 5101 Vernon Ave S, Suite 2A, Edina, MN 55436
Cari Riis Stemmler, cari@paragonpilatespt.com, or Ginny Massie- ginny@paragonpilatespt.com, (952) 405-9765

Free and open to intermediate dancers. Registration is required.
To register, call the Education Hotline at 651-282-3115 or secure your spot online.

Spectrum Dance Theater’s Artistic Director Donald Byrd will teach his movement aesthetics, emphasizing a relaxed, strong and flexible torso with sharp and highly articulated feet and legs. The session is structured to allow the dancer to gain skills and experience managing these demanding elements.

December 7, 9:00am.

Lundstrum Performing Arts | 1617 North Second Street, Minneapolis, MN 55411
Jeff Miller- jmiller@ordway.org

Klein Technique, as taught by Barbara Mahler, is a cohesive integration of body and mind, based on the principles of change, possibilities, and a better functioning body. It is a technique grounded in the principle that what helps us to function at our optimum efficiency are simple ideas, exercises, and practice, the demands being the same in dance as everyday life.

Friday, December 8, 7pm-9:30pm
Saturday, December 9, 11am-3pm
Sunday, December 10, 11am-3pm

Registration: $195.00, includes $50.00 deposit. Inquire for student rate.

To Register: Email participant name and “Register me” to aravejl@gmail.com with a $50 deposit to secure a reservation. Deposit is non-refundable after November 24.
Your deposit can be paid via:
Check to Jennifer Arave, 686 23rd Ave. NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418 or
PayPal: choose “send” on the homepage, then “send money to family or friends.” Enter: aravejl@yahoo.com and $50.00 for the amount.

Barbara is offering limited Zero Balancing Sessions while she is here. There are currently only two sessions left! See "Services" for more information.

Cowles Center, Target Studio | 528 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Jennifer Arave- aravejl@gmail.com, (612) 432-1512

Body – Voice – Ensemble is a chance for professional performers, artists, and students to immerse themselves in Company of Wolves' unique body-centred approach to performance.
December 9 and 10, 11am-4pm

Based on our work in Polish laboratory theatre (Song of the Goat, Gardzienice), contemporary improvisation, and voice; our training uses movement, song, and text to search for ways to be more fully awake and alive in the moment of performance; to give ourselves fully to our work, our partners, and the audience; awaken the impulses and imagination of the body; and explore how to give these expression in voice, movement, and speech.

This workshop offers an introduction to our physical, vocal, and energetic training, offering a chance to rediscover performance as a living practice, and to reconnect to our sources of inspiration at the turn of the year.

Company of Wolves is a laboratory theatre company based in Scotland. http://www.companyofwolves.org.uk

Ivy Arts Building | 2637 27th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55406
Mariah Larkin- directors@loom-lab.org

Join Crash Dance Productions for four days of contemporary dance technique, improvisation, and repertory. Participants will work alongside the company to learn pieces from Crash’s repertory, culminating in a showing for friends and family at the JSB TEK BOX.

We are pleased to offer intermediate, advanced, and pre-professional levels. Intermediate is recommended for youth dancers, or anyone with limited dance experience. Advanced is recommended for preteen and teen dancers, or any dancer with previous dance training. Pre-professional is recommended for teens and adults, or any dancer with a strong contemporary dance background. Contact us with questions about these levels.

Pre-professional dancers interested in taking class only (without participating in the showing) can drop-in on a daily basis. Drop-ins can pre-register online or pay at the door.

JSB TEK BOX at The Cowles Center | 528 Hennepin Ave S, Minneapolis, MN, 55403


The Cowles Center invites Minnesota-based artists or organizations to submit proposals for engagement and community events that bring a unique perspective, discussion, and/or education opportunity to the Minnesota arts community. Selected artists and organizations will work with Cowles Center staff to produce an event rooted in dance that serves a specified community and provides access to quality arts experiences. Proposal applications opened on November 1, 2017, with two to three artist selections in January 2018.

Who is eligible:
Pre-emerging, emerging, and established artists of any medium, dance companies, community arts organizations.

Fill out the proposal form: https://goo.gl/forms/a10wFB3rqmksl6Yo1

Jessi Fett- jfett@thecowlescenter.org, (612) 206-3640

Pivotal Moment is seeking applications for artists to lead one month of class during the January-March Winter Series. The Cowles Center’s newest workshop series is geared toward university dance students and young professionals who have been creating or producing movement in the Twin Cities for three years or less. This program provides accessible space for artists to explore material, experiment with teaching, and receive feedback. Classes are held the first three Mondays of each month from 9:30am-11:30am with the last 30 minutes reserved for feedback.

Artists interested in teaching a series must be currently enrolled in a university dance department program, have recently graduated, or be new to the Twin Cities and creating work professionally for less than three years. Applicants are committing to teaching all three Monday classes in a selected month. All styles and genres are eligible.

The Cowles Center, second floor - Target Education Studio
528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis

Elyse Chambers- echambers@thecowlescenter.org, (612) 206-3643

We are a well-established ballroom dance club in Appleton, Wisconsin with exciting employment opportunities. Get extensive training throughout your employment. The club is growing and we are offering the opportunity to grow with us. This is a salaried position with training and benefits.

Call us at 920-731-8851 or email us at tcdanceappleton@gmail.com. Take the first step to a skill that will last the rest of your life!

For more information: http://tcdanceclubwi.com

1004 S. Olde Oneida St, Appleton, WI
Terry Irwin- tcdanceappleton@gmail.com, (920) 731-8851

Curio Dance is holding auditions for the next production of Drop the Mic: Metamorphosized.

November 25 from 1:00-3:00pm at The Cowles Center, studio 5B
December 3 from 1:00-3:00pm at Curio Dance & School, 1560 Frontage Rd, Stillwater, MN 55082

Please come prepared to dance in many styles, including contemporary, jazz, funk and Latin. We are seeking strong dancers to join our company of professionals. Please contact us if you have questions: curio.dance@gmail.com.

Giselle Mejia- gisellelouisemejia@gmail.com, (651) 470-9428

Call for Proposals — Red Eye’s 32nd annual Works-In-Progress Program

Geared toward emerging artists who are developing new ideas for the stage, this program encourages applications from those who are ready to delve deeply into a new work and who are eager to engage in critical discourse with others along the way. Applications are due December 6, 2017. Performances in May, 2018.

More information/application form: http://www.redeyetheater.org/get-involved/artist-rfp.

Pictured: "Expatria" by Pedro Pablo Lander, Works-In-Progress 2016. Credit: Bill Cameron



Great location at 3010 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis. Jawaahir Dance Company studio at the corner of Minnehaha and Lake next door to the police station. Over 2000 square feet with windows, two mirrored walls, and a sprung hardwood floor. Off-street parking and bike rack. Only two blocks from the Lake Street/Midtown light rail station, and on the 7, 21, 27, and 53 bus routes. Fully handicapped accessible.

Bloomington location at 9050 Lyndale Avenue in the lower level of the Great Bear Center. Bright space of 900 square feet with one full mirrored wall and one partial. Double ballet barres. Small sitting area.

Visit our website at http://jawaahir.org/SpaceRental.htm for photos and more information.
Contact Jenny Piper for pricing and availability.

Jenny Piper- genmanager@jawaahir.org, (612) 872-6050

TU Dance Center is offering its spacious dance studios for rent when available.

TU Dance Center has studios that are 33x56 feet (Studio 1) and 21x46 feet (Studio 2) with sprung floors and Marley-type surface, fixed and portable barres, mirrors, pianos, sound equipment, high ceilings, and natural light. The Center also features an air conditioned green room, kitchenette and dressing room, and free off-street parking.

TU Dance Center is convenient to both Minneapolis and St. Paul from I-94/Vandalia exit. Find us on the north side of University Avenue, one block east of Vandalia, located directly behind Subway on the building's east side.

TU Dance Center | 2121 University Ave W, St. Paul, MN 55114
Abdo Sayegh Rodriguez- abdo.sayegh@tudance.org, (612) 367-6681

Barbara Mahler is offering a limited amount of ZERO BALANCING sessions at a special dancer's rate while she is here teaching Klein technique.

There are two appointments open, one on Saturday, December 9 and one on Sunday, December 10. Contact Jennifer Arave to inquire.

More About Zero Balancing:
Zero Balancing, developed by Fritz Smith, MD in the early 1970s, uses skilled touch to address the relationship between energy and structures of the body. It uses finger and hand pressure to gently traction areas of tension in the bones, joints and soft tissue to create fulcrums, or points of balance, around which the body can relax and reorganize. Zero Balancing focuses primarily on key joints of our skeleton that conduct and balance forces of gravity, posture and movement; amplifies vitality; and contributes to better postural alignment. A Zero Balancing session leaves you with a wonderful feeling of inner harmony and organization.

Mahler: senior faculty member-1989, practicing and studying since 1985.

Jennifer Arave- aravejl@gmail.com, (612) 432-1512


Erin Thompson teaches advanced modern dance classes at Zenon this fall. Classes explore experiential anatomy, ease and efficiency of movement, and power from the ground.

Advanced Modern
Thursdays - 9:30am-11:00am, with Dean Magraw on guitar!

$15 per 90-minute class, $1 off for professionals; $140 for a ten-class card.

Zenon Dance School | The Cowles Center, Fourth Floor, 528 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Erin Thompson- thomp065@umn.edu, (612) 221-3186

MDT's Open Division offers drop-in ballet classes for adults and teens ages sixteen and older. Preregistration is required where indicated.

• Classes seven days a week
• All levels
• Piano accompaniment
• Spacious studios in the heart of Minneapolis
• A noncompetitive atmosphere

Thursday, 6:30-7:00pm

Sunday, 11:30am-1:00pm
Tuesday, 7:00-8:30pm

Monday, 6:45-8:15pm, Pointe 8:15-8:45pm
Saturday, 9:00-10:30am

Wednesday, 7:00-8:30pm
Thursday, 7:00-8:30pm, Pointe 8:30-9:00pm

Sunday, 11:15am-12:45pm, Pointe 12:45-1:15pm

Monday–Friday, 9:30-11:00am
Saturday, 10:30am-Noon

BALLET FUNDAMENTALS - Preregistration required
Next Session: January 2 - March 22
Tuesday and/or Thursday, 7:00-8:30pm

PILATES - Preregistration required
Next Session: January 18 - March 8
Thursday, 8:15-9:15am

MDT Studios at The Cowles Center | 528 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN
Justin Leaf- justin.leaf@mndance.org, (612) 338-0627

Fall session runs through December 17. The Cassandra School offers year-round belly dance classes, including six Level 1 classes, for students ranging from two left feet to Jawaahir company members continually honing their skills. All levels, shapes, and sizes welcome! Belly dance is a great total body workout that builds core strength, is easy on your joints, and increases your flexibility. Drop in class price is only $18! Each class is 90 minutes - a perfect way to try belly dancing and see if it’s right for you. Also, student discounts are available this session. PLUS, we have class cards that allow students to take unlimited classes in a calendar month at $105 for beginner-level classes. Go to http://www.cassandraschool.com for details and register TODAY!
Classes are at these locations:
In Minneapolis at 3010 Minnehaha Ave, next to the police station.
In Bloomington at 9050 Lyndale Ave So, in the Great Bear Center.

Jenny Piper- genmanager@jawaahir.org, (612) 872-6050

Join Midwest School of Ballet. Classes are offered at two locations:
Performing Institute of Minnesota (PIM): 7255 Flying Cloud Drive, Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Edina Community Center (ECC): 5701 Normandale Road, Edina, MN 55424.

Ballet Fundamentals I for ages three and four:
Saturdays, 9:15-10:00am (ECC)
Thursdays, 5:15-6:00pm (PIM)

Ballet Fundamentals II for ages five and six:
Saturdays, 10:00-11:00am (ECC)
Thursdays, 6:00-7:00pm (PIM)

Ballet Fundamentals III for ages six through eight:
Tuesdays, 5:00-6:00pm (PIM)

Ballet Level I for ages eight and older:
Wednesdays, 5:15-6:45pm (PIM)

Ballet Level II:
Tuesdays, 6-7:30pm (PIM)
Wednesdays, 5:15-6:45pm (PIM)

Ballet Level III:
Mondays, 5:30-7:00pm (PIM)
Tuesdays, 6:00-7:30pm (PIM)
Wednesdays, 5:15-6:45pm (PIM)

Mondays, 5:30-7pm (PIM).
Saturdays, 11:30-1pm (ECC) - Teens and athletes, ages nine through fourteen.

Mondays, 7:00-7:30pm/7:00-8:00pm (PIM)

Tuesdays, 7:30-8:30pm (PIM)

Eileen Kamp- midwestballetmn@gmail.com, (612) 564-8672

Dance Expressions - ages four through six. Students explore their imaginations by moving their bodies through space. Saturdays, 8:45-9:30am.

Intro to Ballet - ages seven through twelve. Students with little to no ballet experience. Thursdays, 4:30-5:30pm.

Adult Fundamentals Ballet - ages thirteen and older. For the adult with no ballet experience! Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30pm.

Adult Beginning Ballet - ages sixteen and older. For the student who enjoyed ballet as a child or has had three or more months of classical ballet. Wednesdays, 7:30-8:45pm and Saturdays, 8:45-10:00am.

Adult Life Long Ballet and Conditioning - ages eighteen and older. A gentle ballet class for dancers of all ages! Mondays and Thursdays, 10:00-11:30am Conditioning Class from 11:30-12pm.

655 Fairview Ave N, St Paul
Andrea Lane- alane@spballet.org, (651) 690-1588

Open Professional Classes: Join us Monday-Friday from 10-11:30AM and take your morning ballet class from some of the Twin Cities' finest teachers. Teaching Artists: Laura Greenwell, Jeffrey Hankinson, Maureen Haworth, Deborah Nettell, and Barbara Weinstine.

Intermediate Open Classes: St. Paul Ballet has teen and adult intermediate classes four days a week!
Mondays, 7:30-9:00pm: Zoé Henrot
Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30pm: Laura Daugherty, followed by Adult Pointe, 8:30-9:00pm.
Wednesdays, 7:30-9:00pm: Anna Goodrich
Saturdays, 10:00-11:30am: Deborah Nettell

655 Fairview Ave N, St Paul
Andrea Lane- alane@spballet.org, (651) 690-1588

Dance is wonderful to increase flexibility, coordination, balance and strength. We are thrilled to provide ballet classes geared specifically towards athletes through our drop-in program. Ages fourteen and older.

Thursdays, 3:30-4:30pm | Teaching Artist: Antonio Lopez

655 Fairview Ave N, St Paul
Laura Greenwell- lgreenwell@spballet.org, (651) 690-1588

We are still taking registrations for our Young Dancers Program at St. Paul Ballet for ages four through six. Learn the joy of movement with our Anne Green Gilbert BrainDance certified teach Mary Coats.

Music and Movement: Age five. One 45-minute lesson per week. Pick either Wednesday or Saturday for the semester. This is a class for five-year-olds.

Dance Fundamentals Age six. One one-hour lesson per week. Pick either Wednesday or Saturday for the semester. This is a class for six-year-olds.

655 Fairview Ave N, St Paul
Andrea Lane- alane@spballet.org, (651) 690-1588

Join Ballet Royale Minnesota’s FREE Boy's Program!

Unique in Minnesota, this is an innovative program designed specifically for boys that is both created and taught by male teachers. These classes focus on strength, stamina, conditioning, coordination, focus, and agility in a fun, creative atmosphere.

Classes include:
- Boys Creative Dance Adventures
- Boys Dance
- Ballet for Boys I and II
- Boys Intermediate Ballet
- Boys Cross-Training Class

Ballet Royale’s Ballet for Boys classes are for students ages five to seventeen, with or without prior dance experience, and are developed and taught primarily by former professional dancer Rick Vogt.

Participants just need enthusiasm, commitment, and regular attendance.

Class registration is ongoing, JOIN TODAY!
Tuition is pro-rated if you start mid-semester.

Ballet Royale Minnesota | 16368 Kenrick Avenue, Lakeville, MN 55044

Mathew Janczewski is teaching intermediate modern dance classes at Zenon. This class will be a study of how certain fundamentals of modern dance technique such as alignment, balance, centering, and momentum intersect with the experience of being embodied. Warm-up exercises will incorporate conditioning and somatic exploration. Guided improvisation will be used as a means of generating material and excavating content to feed our creative curiosity.

Intermediate Level 2 Modern
Saturdays: 10:00am-11:30am
Cost: $15 per 90-minute class; $140 for a ten-class card.

Photo by Aaron Warkov.

Zenon Dance School | 528 Hennepin Ave, Suite 400, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Mathew Janczewski- arenadances@gmail.com

HIJACK will be teaching an improvisation class on Saturday, December 2 at TU Dance Center. HIJACK is the choreographic collaboration of Kristin Van Loon and Arwen Wilder. Van Loon and Wilder each grew up in Chicago, met at Colorado College, and established their collaboration in Minneapolis in 1993.

Saturday, December 2


Cost: $14/class, $120/ten-class card

TU Dance Center | 2121 University Ave W, St. Paul, MN 55114
Laurel Keen- education@tudance.org, (612) 440-9028

TU Dance Center offers a variety of open classes in ballet, Horton-based modern, West African, Gaga, improvisation, and contemporary techniques. Classes are for intermediate and advanced levels.

Teaching artists include Toni Pierce-Sands, Berit Ahlgren, Kenna Camara-Cottman, Penny Freeh, Laurel Keen, Michel Kouakou, Blake Nellis, and Abdo Sayegh.

For current class listings, please visit the link below. Schedule is subject to change. Cost: $14/class, $120/ten-class card.

Find us on the north side of University Avenue, one block east of Vandalia, located directly behind Subway on the building's east side (free parking in the lot in front of TU Dance Center).

TU Dance Center | 2121 University Ave W, St. Paul, MN 55114
Laurel Keen- education@tudance.org, (612) 440-9028

Join Ms. Kenna at TU Dance Center every Thursday from 7:30-9:00pm for a multi-generational African dance class. This class is open to anyone in the community.
No preregistration required.

Cost: $14
Adults 60+: $10
Family of three or more: $25
Children ages twelve and younger: Free!

No class on November 23.

TU Dance Center | 2121 University Ave W, St. Paul, MN 55114
Laurel Keen- education@tudance.org, (612) 367-6681

Gaga is the movement language that was developed by Ohad Naharin throughout many years, parallel to his work as a choreographer and the artistic director of Batsheva Dance Company. The language of Gaga originated from the belief in the healing, dynamic, ever-changing power of movement.
Gaga classes are predicated on a deep listening to the body and to physical sensations. The instructions are deployed to increase awareness of and further amplify sensation, and rather than turning from one prompt to another, information is layered, building into a multisensory, physically challenging experience. While many instructions are imbued with rich imagery, the research of Gaga is fundamentally physical, insisting on a specific process of embodiment. Inside this shared research, the improvisational nature of the exploration enables each participant’s deeply personal connection with the language.
Taught by certified instructor Berit Ahlgren.

TU Dance Center | 2121 University Ave W, St. Paul, MN 55114
Berit Ahlgren- bcahlgren@gmail.com, (651) 233-0217

crash.dance.productions is a professional, contemporary dance company located in the Twin Cities. Company members work together to choreograph/train while sharing their passion for dance with the local community. Now in its thirteenth season, CDP upholds the vision of its founding members: the creation and performance of dance should be a shared experience between artists and viewers alike. CDP is hosting Sunday night open class for youth and adult dancers. The company seeks to share their enthusiasm for creation, collaboration, and the art of movement with other local dancers.

4:00 - 5:30 pm: Open company class
$10 cash, check, or card at the door; or pre-purchase a class pass at: http://www.crashdanceproductions.com/buy-classes.

Straightline Dance Fitness | 34 13th Ave NE, Suite 104, Minneapolis, MN 55413

This weekly contact improvisation jam will begin with a focused warm-up led by some of the most experienced movers in the Twin Cities. We will explore how our bodies move while in physical contact with each other, focusing on mass, gravity, momentum, and inertia. We will train in sensory awareness, partnering skills and improvisation. Warm-up will be playful, meditative, and acrobatic. An open jam follows.

The Underscore is a long-form improvisation structure created by Nancy Stark Smith. It progresses through states, ranging from internal exploration and connectivity to the earth, to energetic interactive dancing with others. A talk-through at the beginning and a "map" taped to the wall depicting over 20 symbols and their definitions will guide the dance.

November 27: Warm-up/Jam at Beautiful Studio
December 4: Warm-up/Jam at Beautiful Studio

Warm-up/jam: $10-20, jam $5, Underscore $5-10

Beautiful Studio | 2242 University Ave, St. Paul and The Cowles Center Target Studio, second floor | 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis.

Lindsay Forsythe- lint71@gmail.com, (347) 512-0892

Join us for an invigorating, community-oriented dance class for adults 50+ who love a healthy, active lifestyle. MovementWise participants explore a wide variety of dance forms, from social dance and modern to ballet and percussive dance. Whether you’re a veteran of dance or a newcomer, we welcome you to come enjoy the benefits of MovementWise.

Date: Now-December 6. No class on November 22.

Time: 6:30-8:00pm

Price: $90 Membership includes all classes, a pair of free tickets and 20 percent off of performances. Drop-in: $10.

Location: Target Education Studio, second floor

The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts | 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Jessi Fett- jfett@thecowlescenter.org, (612) 206-3640

Lisa Nelson’s Tuning Score weekly practice, facilitated by Jennifer Arave. Every Friday starting December 1, 2017: 11:30am-3:30pm at Water Bar and Public Studio.

Payment: "pay what you can" donation

If you plan to come or to receive more specifics about the practice, send an email to Jennifer Arave.

This practice is open to all levels of movers.

Tuning Score is an improvisational movement practice guided by a set of “scores”. This practice is about developing a relationship between your body and the space, your body itself and with others' bodies, and how your body might respond to others, to uncertainty, and to its orientation and directionality. This practice is joyful and also head-scratching at times. You will be in the company of others in a similar place. This work is often done with eyes switching between the states of open and closed.

Jennifer Arave- aravejl@gmail.com, (612) 432-1512

Greet the season with some spontaneous dance in the moment! Dancers and dance enthusiasts are invited to enjoy MotionArt's monthly evening of dance improvisation.

Friday, December 1, 2017
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Center for Performing Arts
3754 Pleasant Avenue South, Minneapolis

6:30 to 7:00 warm up
7:00 to 8:00 dance improvisation

Whether you come to dance, to observe, or to do a little bit of both, all are welcome.
This event is open to people of all ages and abilities.

Suggested Donation: $5-$10

First Friday Improv Gathering is usually held on the first Friday of every month.

Visit MotionArt at http://www.motionartmn.org.
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Diane Moncrieff- diwebbmo@gmail.com, (763) 221-6675